Seth MacFarlane Will Host The 2013 Oscars

Seth MacFarlane Will Host The 2013 Oscars

The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences announced today that they've picked their host for the 85th Academy Awards, and it's Family Guy writer Seth Macfarlane, who recently made his debut as a feature director with Ted. He took the news well.

It's truly an overwhelming privilege to be asked to host the Oscars. My thoughts upon hearing the news were, one, I will do my utmost to live up to the high standards set forth by my predecessors; and two, I hope they don't find out I hosted the Charlie Sheen Roast.

Based on his previous hosting jobs, we can probably expect stand-up comedy, Sinatra-style singing, and a damn fine suit. All we can do now is pray that someone points him in the direction of the correct microphone before he goes on stage.

The Oscars will be broadcast live on ABC on February 24th 2013. Brendon will stay up all night watching them, and call them his "Superbowl" as justification.